Syllabus academic year 2007/2008
Higher education credits: 15.
Grading scale: TH.
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish.
EXTN25 overlap following cours/es: BIO787 och BIO787.
Optional for: W4ve.
Course coordinator: Per Nyström, firstname.lastname@example.org, Inst för biologisk grundutbildning.
Prerequisites: 105 ECTS credits Science studies including courses corresponding to BIO580 Basic Ecology 15 ECTS credits, Chemistry 15 ECTS credits, and BIO621 Limnology 15 ECTS credits or BIO607 Limnology and Water Management 15 ECTS credits or BIO584 Marine Biology 15 ECTS credits.
Assessment: Assessment is both written and oral, on one hand a final written exam close to the end of the course, on the other written and oral project presentations. Students who fail the scheduled exam will have an opportunity to take another exam in close proximity to the ordinary one. In order to pass the course the student is required to have passed the test, have acceptable project reports and have actively participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the combined results of the written final exam and the individual literature project.
Further information: Learning activities consist of lectures, field exercises, seminars, group exercises, project work (both individually and in group), and visits to authorities and consulting agencies of the field. The course elements are compulsory.
Home page: http://www.biol.lu.se.
The aim is to give students an integrated view on water as a natural resource.
Knowledge and understanding
acquire the following knowledge and understanding:
For a passing grade the student must
- an integrated view on water as a natural resource
- the dependence of the aquatic environment on the structure and use of the catchment area, the coupling land-lake-sea, and how the hydrological cycle and nutrient status iare influenced by humans
- practical experience in solving water-environment problems by integrated measures involving the entire catchment area and work with water-quality data in a GIS environment
- knowledge about Swedish and international water management policy
- insight into the work of authorities and consultants working with water management issues
- ability to communicate water-management problems and their solutions orally and written
- a basis for further studies or employment in the limnological field A grounding in further studies and professional roles within the limnological area.
- hydrology and cycling of nutrients: Methods for measuring, calculations, and applications. Interactions between catchment area and aquatic ecosystems. Production of aquatic organisms in freshwater, the Baltic and coastal marine areas, and the exploitation of these resources by humans.
- water quality problems and their solutions are discussed, especially concerning eutrophication, acidification, drainage of land and water areas, damming and regulation of watercourses, the discharge of municipal sewage effluents and process water from industry, and future effects of climate change.
- current environmental legislation and agreements, water quality and organism monitoring, analysis of environment problems, mapping and inventories of catchment areas with proposals for long-term measures.
- different applied measures to solve water quality problems: lake restoration, biomanipulation, construction of wetlands and liming. Fisheries management and goals. Treatment techniques for drinking-water, stormwater and sewagewater.
- training in oral and written communication.
According to a list determined by the department, available at least five weeks before the start of the course, see the web page for Undergraduate Studies in Biology